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Briçonnet, Guillaume

(ca. 1470–1534). Educ. Navarre; bp. Lodève 1504; abbot St. Germain-des-Prés, Paris, 1507; bp. Meaux 1516. Attended Council of Pisa. In effort to improve morals of his clergy introd. ev. preachers (J. Lefèvre, Roussel, Farel) and Fr. tr. of Gospels and Epistles. Charged by the Cordeliers (see Cordeliers, 1) before Parliament of Paris with being in sympathy with Luther (1525–26). Two of his preachers (Pouvan and Saunier) burned at stake. Wrote Synodalis oratio; correspondence with Margaret of Navarre.

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